2015 Honda Civic Type R Almost Ready for Production

Posted by: Kenny Chan onNovember 19th, 2013

Just days ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda is showing off the 2015 Civic Type R development car at its in-house testing track in Japan. The Civic Type R, which Honda considers camouflaged, is being put through its paces as part of an extensive testing process taking place at its own testing facilities as well as the famed Nurburgring track ahead of its launch in 2015.

The Civic Type R will be powered by Honda’s first ever production turbo VTEC engine. The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine will produce over 280 horsepower.

Speaking during recent testing at the Nurburgring, Germany, Honda‚Äôs WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini, gave his first driving impressions “The car and the characteristics of the car were fantastic. I was really impressed by the power and the torque of the engine but also by the set-up they achieved. The car is very pointed on the front and very fast to change direction. This car is very close to my racing car and you can feel very well the DNA of Type R.”

It’ll be interesting to see how close to production trim this Honda Civic Type R is as it has a very aggressive front fascia and wide front fenders. Out back is a near double-decker wing. The front brakes stand out with the large flashy red calipers but it is difficult to say how big the rotors are but they’re at least 13″ up front.

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